This book features case studies from teachers, leaders and educational professors on inclusion in schools. Using a conception of inclusion that acknowledges issues of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, religion and ability, this book provides readers with a useful blend of theory and practice. Each case is situated in a school setting and offers readers opportunities to learn about the complexities and challenges associated with issues of exclusion and to develop practices that support inclusion.
Inclusivity, equity, diversity and difference are all flushed out in Case Studies for Inclusive Educators and Leaders, where it is shown that to treat everybody equally does not mean treating them the same. In Case Studies, inclusivity and equity are poetically dealt with where the authors show – with elegance – the vision and the courage required to bring into existence a better and more hopeful, inclusive and equitable future. Case Studies is a required reading for those who dare to educate and lead with their eyes wide-open and their consciousness wide-awake.
Awad Ibrahim, Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa
Exclusion in schools and societies--exceedingly various in its forms and targets--can be particularly difficult to interrupt when routinized and normalized, or as we see increasingly today, when masked by false claims to democracy. As educators and leaders strive toward inclusion in the most robust and complex sense, we need look no further than this collection by Griffiths, Ryan, and colleagues that magnifies the complexities, contingencies, and contradictions of doing so. The refusal to oversimplify that defines the vast array of richly detailed cases only pushes readers further to grapple, question, dialogue, and imagine.
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